Growing Food With Poop — Sally Brown, PhD


Everyday, farms around the world apply human waste to their soils… and they’ve been doing it for centuries. This talk discusses the benefits, potential hazards, misconceptions, and agricultural sustainability of using these “biosolids” to grow our food.

The same growing method used to help Matt Damon get off Mars in “The Martian”!


Dr. Sally Brown is a research associate professor at the University of Washington, who studies soil health. Her research largely focuses on innovative methods for cleaning up contaminated soils.


2 Comments on Growing Food With Poop — Sally Brown, PhD

  1. Thanks for your input Don! It’s always good to hear the other side of the conversation. It would be interesting to provide some more literature or scientific based resources if you have them. I’d also be interested in hearing more of your opinion on some other ways to effectively cycle human consumed nutrients back into soil systems.


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